Food for the Fourth ~ Salads

Welcome to Day 2 of my Food for the Fourth series, today is all about Salads!

Yesterday, I shared my Main Dishes, Chicken Phillies, All-American Burgers and Chicken Kebabs. Yum!

This Deli Style Pasta Salad is a huge hit at our house. It’s not only great as a Side dish, but also when it gets super hot during the Summer, I often serve it as a Main Dish. It’s very versatile, you can add any vegetables or meat that you like.

I know…Chinese Chicken Salad on the Fourth of July? But my family loves this salad, and everytime I make it to share at a cookout or gathering, it disappears!

I honestly don’t have a great recipe for a Potato Salad. I usually just kind of throw it together with potatoes, eggs and mayo. But this New Potato Summer Salad from Kraft looks great! I’m anxious to give it a try, my family loves those little new potatoes.

Do you have a favorite Salad recipe? Share it with us!

Do you need some Fourth of July Inspiration? Check out my Fourth of July Mantle and then head on over to the Fourth of July Party over at It’s A Blog Party!

I’m linking to the Blog Parties in my footer, please visit them! You might just find one or two that are new to you! 


  1. Heather says:

    It’s hard to beat a good pasta salad during the summer especially for the 4th of July. Happy 4th of July!
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  2. Those look amazingly delicious. I might have to change up my July Meal Menu a bit ;)
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  3. Linda says:

    Thanks for the inspiration to get going on planning some thing fun and some new tastes for the 4th!
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  4. Here’s a radish salad – very festive!
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  5. Susie's Homemade says:

    You have to have a salad on the 4th!

  6. Holly L says:

    I am a sucker for salads…I could eat yummy salads like this all day long. I make a Greek pasta salad with orzo that I adore.
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  7. Those all look very tasty, Liz! My family and everyone else loves this great salad I make with spinach, romaine, cole slaw mix, cranberries, almonds, and poppyseed dressing.

    And, I just made bruschetta appetizers … basically salad on a cucumber slice. ;-)

    However, we get our families to indulge in green food is a good thing! Hope you have a wonderful 4th! Can’t believe it’s upon us …

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  8. those all look so good great for a picnic
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  9. This is a great series for a pre-Fourth planning. The new potato salad looks perfect for a picnic!

  10. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I just posted a blue cheese and red potato salad for the Fourth. Delicious :)

    Your pasta salad is calling my name. I could go for a big bowl right now :)

  11. The Deli-Style Pasta Salad would be a huge hit with my family! Bookmarking for future reference!

  12. All those salads looks so good. Thanks for linking up to Potluck Sunday.
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  13. Julie says:

    So many yummy salads…yum!
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